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Mississippi Attorney General comments on Supreme Court refusal to reconsider Sandoz case

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 4:31pm

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently commented on the state Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to reconsider a verdict of $30 million against Sandoz Inc., a pharmaceutical company.

Forty state AGs file brief in support of Miss. AG Hood, argue federal judge shouldn’t have stopped Google investigation

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 1, 2015, 1:40pm

AGs contend that injunction, if it should stand, would provide other wrongdoers with a "roadmap"

R.J. Reynolds, Brown and Williamson paying $15M in settlement with Mississippi

Shaun Zinck Jun. 27, 2015, 9:16am

Two tobacco companies will pay the state of Mississippi $15 million to settle allegations they didn't pay the state under a 1997 settlement, said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Hood praises U.S. SC's ruling in LCD case

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 15, 2014, 4:00pm

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the right of attorneys general to enforce their state's laws in state court.

U.S. SC: Miss. AG's lawsuit against LCD manufacturers doesn't constitute 'mass action'

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 14, 2014, 6:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling Tuesday, said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against a group of liquid crystal display manufacturers does not constitute a mass action under the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

Attorney for Miss. AG to U.S. SC: CAFA case is 'straightforward'

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 8, 2013, 2:01pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- It is unclear, based on oral arguments Wednesday, how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in a Mississippi case in which some contend state Attorney General Jim Hood is trying to circumvent the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

Supreme Court to hear Class Action Fairness case

Chris Dickerson Nov. 6, 2013, 4:17pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday is hearing arguments in a Mississippi case in which some say state Attorney General Jim Hood is trying to circumvent the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

Legal reform group, manufacturers urge U.S. SC to uphold ruling over federal jurisdiction

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 16, 2013, 8:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A group of veteran legal reform advocates, in an amicus brief filed last week, want the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a November ruling by a federal appeals court in a case over federal jurisdiction.

Groups urge U.S. SC to protect foreign defendants' right to federal forum

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 12, 2013, 5:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Washington D.C.-based legal foundation is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of out-of-state business defendants to a federal forum in a mass action that, it contends, was strategically filed by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Obama nominates four women to federal courts

Jessica M. Karmasek May 20, 2013, 5:05pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- President Barack Obama last week nominated four women to serve on four different federal courts.

Hood files suit against BP over 2010 spill

Nathan Bass Apr. 23, 2013, 6:13pm

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed suit in state and federal courts Friday seeking to recover damages from BP that resulted from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster.

'InJustice' premieres Tuesday on ASX TV

Chris Dickerson Dec. 14, 2012, 9:40pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An award-winning documentary chronicling personal injury lawyers who abused the nation’s civil justice system premieres Tuesday on national television.

Hearing held in Miss. AG Hood's vitamin antitrust suit

Nathan Bass Nov. 5, 2012, 3:55pm

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Six-year-old antitrust case filed by Miss. AG Hood finally ready to proceed

Nathan Bass Oct. 31, 2012, 6:28pm

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Paul Minor disbarred in Louisiana

John O'Brien Oct. 17, 2012, 5:57pm

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AG Hood's settlements unlawfully paid private lawyers, Miss. SC rules

John O'Brien May 24, 2012, 5:00pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that private attorneys hired by state Attorney General Jim Hood to sue MCI and Microsoft should not have received millions of dollars directly from settlements.

Former Miss. AG criticizes sunshine bill

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 24, 2012, 9:15am

Pittman JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Former Mississippi Attorney General and state Supreme Court Justice Edwin Pittman says he is concerned about a bill aimed at limiting current Attorney General Jim Hood's authority.

Lawyer for accused killer files complaint against Hood

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 1, 2011, 2:29pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Catholic priest has filed a complaint alleging ethics violations by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood for airing a campaign commercial that, he says, tainted the jury pool.

Man says Hood campaign ad went too far

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 11, 2011, 10:35am

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A lawyer for a man accused of killing a priest says a campaign commercial for freshly re-elected Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has tainted the jury pool.

Miss. speaker candidate: Hood mishandling settlement funds

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 31, 2011, 9:00am

Gunn JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - One Mississippi lawmaker says Gov. Haley Barbour's warning not to rely on recent legal settlements as a "windfall" for the state's budget is another example of why the Legislature -- not Attorney General Jim Hood -- needs to do the appropriating.